In addition to a manpower, 4 wheelers, trucks, and a helicopter, a bulldozer was brought in to help eradicate over 9,000 marijuana plants in Asia, Texas.
Sheriff's Office and Local Law Enforcement Eradicate Another Marijuana Field, ASIA, September 2, 2014 - The flyover of a DEA aircraft resulted in the discovery of another large marijuana field in Polk County. The field was located in the northern end of the Polk County this time off FM-287 West (only a few miles west of Corrigan). Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, State Troopers, Constables, and Deputies from Angelina County teamed up to put in the hard labor to uproot 9,066 plants. According to Polk County Sheriff, Ken Hammack, the plants averaged 4 feet in height, but were mature, budding and were very high quality. The task of uprooting the plants took nearly 4 hours. Manpower combined with trucks, 4 wheelers, a bulldozer and a helicopter were used to do the job. Hammack also said that there were camps with fertilizer and irrigation to nurture the plants. Sheriff Hammack stated to PolkCountyToday.com that citizens need to be alert and report anything unusual or suspicous that they see going on (especially in timber land). "It's possible that the fields (recently discovered in Goodrich and Segno) could be all part of the same operation" Hammack said. No suspects have been caught in reference to the grow.
The tiny community of Asia was the site of this marijuana field.
This small road lead to the field.
A DPS helicopter was used to help transport plants to trucks.
A truck / trailer with over 9,000 mature marijuana plants exits the property.
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